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Achievement First Boards of Directors

A talented and experienced group of professionals comprise Achievement First’s Network Support Board of Directors and the school-facing boards in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Brooklyn and Rhode Island. Our boards’ strong expertise in multiple fields—education, community development, business, law, youth programming and finance—allow them to provide strong governance and oversight of our schools.

  • Achievement First Network Support Board

    • Officers

      Andrew Boas, Chair
      General Partner, Carl Marks Management Co., LP
      Westport, CT

      Tony Davis, Treasurer
      Founder and Managing Partner, Inherent Group, LLC
      New York, NY

      Directors

      William R. Berkley
      Chairman and CEO, W.R. Berkley Corporation
      Greenwich, CT

      Vincent Dowling
      Partner, Dowling Capital Partners
      Hartford, CT

      Thomas Lehrman
      Managing Partner, Haystack Partners
      New York, NY

      Elsa Núñez
      President, Eastern Connecticut State University
      Willimantic, CT

      Ariela Rozman
      Co-Founder, EdNavigator
      Brooklyn, NY

      John Motley
      Founder and CEO, Motley Consulting
      Hartford, CT

  • Achievement First Brooklyn Board

    • Board Trustees
      Deborah Shanley, Chair
      Jon Atkeson, Treasurer
      Justin Cohen
      Romy Coquillette
      Lee Gause
      Lee Gelernt
      L. Priscilla Hall
      Andy Hubbard
      Judith Jenkins
      Adrienne Loiseau, Parent Representative
      Daniel Russell
      Amy Arthur Samuels
      Angela Tucker, Parent Representative
      Ambrose Wooden, Jr.

      The board meeting calendar is available here.

      Board meeting agendas & minutes are available here.

      Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

  • Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board

    • Officers
      Chris Kunhardt, Chair
      Dick Kalt, Vice-Chair and Treasurer
      Marlene Macauda, Secretary

      Directors
      Jim Bennett
      Ruben Felipe
      Debra Hertz
      Ebrima Jobe
      Marlene Macauda
      Michael Strambler
      Heather Wachter
      Kimberly Bruce

      2017-18 School Year

      August 1, 2017, 12:00pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St, New Haven
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      September 28, 2017, 6:00pm / AF Bridgeport Academy Middle School
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      November 14, 2016, 6:00pm / AF Bridgeport Academy Middle School
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      January 24, 2018, 5:30pm / AF Amistad High School
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      February 1, 2018, 10:00am / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St, New Haven
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      March 22, 2018, 6:00pm / AF Bridgeport Academy Middle School
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      April 23, 2018, 1:15pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St, New Haven
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      May 24, 2018, 6:00pm / AF Bridgeport Academy Middle School
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      Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         
      Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         
      Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

         Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.

       

  • Achievement First Hartford Academy Board

    • Officers
      Barry Jacobson, Chair
      Marshall Ruben, Treasurer
      Angela Scott, Secretary
         Directors
      David Dee
      Ja Hannah
      Hide Inga
      Deborah Prince
      Jose Rendon
      Lisa Tanen-LaFontaine
      Alice Turner

      2017-18 School Year

      August 1, 2017, 12:00pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St, New Haven
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         September 18, 2017, 5:30pm / AF Hartford Academy High School
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      October 17, 2017, 1:30pm / AF Hartford Academy High School
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      November 13, 2017, 5:30pm / AF Hartford Academy High School
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         January 3, 2018, 12:30pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St, New Haven
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      February 5, 2018, 5:30pm /AF Hartford Academy High School
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         March 19, 2018, 5:30pm / AF Hartford Academy High School
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         May 14, 2018, 5:30pm / AF Hartford Academy High School
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      Achievement First Hartford Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule

      September 18, 2017, 4:30pm / AF Hartford Academy High School
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      November 13, 2017, 4:30pm / AF Hartford Academy High School
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         March 19, 2018, 4:30pm / AF Hartford Academy High School
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         May 14, 2018, 4:30pm / AF Hartford Academy High School
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      Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

         Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.

  • Achievement First Rhode Island Board

    • Officers
      Mayor Jorge Elorza, Chair
      Brian P. Gallogly, Vice Chair
      Ben Smith, Treasurer
      Reshma Singh, Secretary
         Directors
      John Igliozzi
      Soraida Morales
      Maryellen Butke
      James Wiley
      Robert Luciano
      Percy Ballah
         2017-18 School Year
         August 25, 2017, 10:00am / AF Providence Mayoral Academy Board Retreat
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         October 11, 2017, 5:30pm / AF Providence Mayoral Academy
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         December 20, 2017 / AF Providence Mayoral Academy
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         January 17, 2018, 5:30pm / AF Providence Mayoral Academy
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         February 22, 2018, 5:30pm / AF Providence Mayoral Academy
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         March 28, 2018, 5:30pm / AF Providence Mayoral Academy
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         May 16, 2018, 5:30pm / AF Providence Mayoral Academy
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         Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

         Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

         Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

         All meetings take place at Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy Elementary at 370 Hartford Avenue in Providence.
  • Amistad Academy Board

    • Officers
      Carolyn Greenspan, Chair
      Caroline Williams, Vice Chair
      Lorraine Gibbons, Secretary
      Michael D. Griffin, Treasurer
         Directors
      Jane Levin
      Khadijah Muhammad
      Tim Pavlis
      Carla Seeger
      Pat Sweet
      Jamell Cotto
         2017-18 School Year Amistad Academy Board Meeting Schedule
         
      August 1, 2017, 12:00pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St, New Haven
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         September 12, 2017, 5:30pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         November 15, 2017, 6:00pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         January 24, 2018, 5:30pm / AF Amistad High School
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         January 30, 2018, 12:00pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         March 27, 2018, 5:45pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         May 23, 2018, 6:00pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule
         
      September 12, 2017, 4:30pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         November 15, 2017, 4:30pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         January 24, 2018, 4:30pm / AF Amistad High School
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         March 21, 2018, 4:30pm / (712) 432-1549 passcode 454469#
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         May 23, 2018, 4:30pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

         Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

         Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

         Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes
      here.   Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.
  • Elm City College Preparatory Board

    • Officers
      Dick Ferguson, Chair
      Laura Saverin, Treasurer
      Genevive Walker, Secretary
         Directors
      Magaly Cajigas
      Patric Gregory
      Stephanie Ma
      Prish Pierce
      Donavan Tracey
      Melinda Hamilton
      Nicole Brambila
         2017-18 School Year   August 1, 2017 at 12:00pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St, New Haven
      agendaminutes
         September 12, 2017 at 5:30pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         November 15, 2017 at 6:00pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         January 24, 2018 at 5:30pm / AF Amistad High School
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         February 1, 2018 at 4:00pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         February 7, 2018 at 3:00pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
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         March 21, 2018 at 6:00pm / AF Network Support, (712) 432-0220 pin 2038039892
      agenda| minutes
         May 23, 2018 at 6:00pm / AF Network Support, 495 Blake St
      agenda | minutes
         Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes
      here.
         Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

         Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

         Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
         Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.